What The 1% Was Paying Fifty Years Ago
The Kennedy plan ultimately trimmed the highest marginal tax rate to 70%
Newsweek July 16, 1962

What The 1% Was Paying Fifty Years Ago

The Kennedy plan ultimately trimmed the highest marginal tax rate to 70%

Newsweek July 16, 1962



Before There Were In-Flight Movies The Only Entertainment Aloft was Hitting on the Flight Attendant
And look how sad you made her.
Newsweek February 1, 1965

Before There Were In-Flight Movies The Only Entertainment Aloft was Hitting on the Flight Attendant

And look how sad you made her.

Newsweek February 1, 1965



The “Perfectly Logical Outgrowth of the Padded Bra”

The false bottoms come in sizes A, B, and C … New York’s Abraham & Straus waggishly urged beanpoles to “add more wow to your wiggle” with “fanny falsies” …

Newsweek February 15, 1965

The “Perfectly Logical Outgrowth of the Padded Bra”

The false bottoms come in sizes A, B, and C … New York’s Abraham & Straus waggishly urged beanpoles to “add more wow to your wiggle” with “fanny falsies” …

Newsweek February 15, 1965



Nudists! Arsonists! Canadians! Newsweek Reports 50 Years Ago

"I’m going to do it now," she said.  "Don’t laugh, it’s very serious."  She ran into her tar-paper-and-clapboard home, poured kerosene all over the living room and bedroom and kitchen.  As the flames roared in the sunlight, Kate Sabrikin went outisde and slowly took off all her clothes.

Newsweek July 9, 1962

Nudists! Arsonists! Canadians! Newsweek Reports 50 Years Ago

"I’m going to do it now," she said.  "Don’t laugh, it’s very serious."  She ran into her tar-paper-and-clapboard home, poured kerosene all over the living room and bedroom and kitchen.  As the flames roared in the sunlight, Kate Sabrikin went outisde and slowly took off all her clothes.

Newsweek July 9, 1962



"Victory in the Desert": The End of The Six-Day War 45 Years Ago

For two weeks, Egypt’s Gamal Abdul Nasser had been riding high: the Gulf of Aquaba was closed to Israeli shipping, the Arab world was united and the Western powers seemed suddenly impotent. Then, early on Monday last week, Israeli Army struck, and in a towering military triumph redrew the map of the Middle East.

Newsweek, June 19, 1967



50 Years Ago Today Adolf Eichmann, Mastermind Of The Holocaust, Was Sentenced To Death By An Israeli Court. 

The ultimate paradox of the trial of Adolf Eichmann—once chief of the Gestapo’s bureau of “Jewish affairs”—is that no punishment can fit his crime. No mere words can suggest the horrors he committed as an agent of the Third Reich; no mass of personal details seems adequate to explain the enormous wound he inflicted on civilization in the name of Hitler Germany. What Eichmann and the Nazis did to 6 million Jews—as well as to untold members of other human beings—was in the truest sense of the word unthinkable. Yet the unthinkable happened. And beginning this Tuesday morning and continuing for months to come, the world will be forced to relive the obscene tragedy of the Nazi era as it comes to a focus in the figure of one man.

Newsweek April 17, 1961

50 Years Ago Today Adolf Eichmann, Mastermind Of The Holocaust, Was Sentenced To Death By An Israeli Court.

The ultimate paradox of the trial of Adolf Eichmann—once chief of the Gestapo’s bureau of “Jewish affairs”—is that no punishment can fit his crime. No mere words can suggest the horrors he committed as an agent of the Third Reich; no mass of personal details seems adequate to explain the enormous wound he inflicted on civilization in the name of Hitler Germany. What Eichmann and the Nazis did to 6 million Jews—as well as to untold members of other human beings—was in the truest sense of the word unthinkable. Yet the unthinkable happened. And beginning this Tuesday morning and continuing for months to come, the world will be forced to relive the obscene tragedy of the Nazi era as it comes to a focus in the figure of one man.

Newsweek April 17, 1961



"My Week with Marilyn" opens in theaters today. Here’s her famed acting teacher, Lee Strasberg’s, heartfelt eulogy. Also check out our recent interview with Michelle Williams. 

Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of  what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire  world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words  to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe.  We gathered here today knew only Marilyn — a warm human being,  impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for  life and reaching out for fulfillment.

Newsweek August 20, 1962

"My Week with Marilyn" opens in theaters today. Here’s her famed acting teacher, Lee Strasberg’s, heartfelt eulogy. Also check out our recent interview with Michelle Williams.

Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. We gathered here today knew only Marilyn — a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment.

Newsweek August 20, 1962



On November 9, 1970 Charles de Gaulle died at home of a heart attack. Here’s an excerpt from our story ‘A Great Man, a Great Warrior’.

Even in death he had found a way of shunting lesser men aside. In the cavernous grandeur of Notre-Dame cathedral, kings, princes and statesmen from 80-odd nations had come to pay him honor. But in a final act of his towering will, Charles de Gaulle had ordered a simple funeral in the rustic surroundings of his own village church at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, and the nation he had led through defeat and chaos to victory and stability had acceded.

Newsweek November 23, 1979